Every avid cyclist knows feeling of traversing uneven terrain and getting bobbed up and down while absorbing the impact. Uneven streets or gravelly roads are a part of cycling that one cannot escape, the effects of which shoot straight through the rider which can lead fatigue, pain, and injury. Thankfully, Redshift Sports want to put a stop to that with their ingenious new product that adds suspension to your bicycle, the ShockStop Seatpost.
Bike engineers don’t take comfort into account when they’re creating your trusty steed, their priorities are speed, efficiency, and weight. In the past, you would have to trade comfort for performance. Shockstop is one of the only products that increases comfort and performance.Whether you’re navigating across precarious potholes in the city or careening down an unpaved hill, ShockStop’s 35 mm suspension travel will drastically smooth out your ride.
ShockStop Seatpost has been proven to reduce impact forces by up to 60%.
With the Shocktop, you’ll receive 3 springs of different sizes and stiffness to load into the seatpost, each tuned to compliment your weight and riding style. The internal spring applies force on the seatpost’s four-bar linkage resulting in suspension of the saddle, completely changing your experience on the road for the better.
ShockStop Seatpost Specs:
- Diameter – 27.2mm (shims available for larger seat tube diameters)
- Suspension Travel – 35mm
- Length – 350 mm
- Weight – 497 grams
- Rearward Offset at 25% Sag – 10mm
- Rearward Offset Range – 0 to 22mm
- Maximum Rider Weight – 110 kg
- Material – 6061 T6 Aluminum
- Production Process – 3D forging and 5-axis CNC machining
- Color/Finish – black anodized
The Shockstop has an edge over other seatposts in that its sleek design makes it virtually undetectable as a third party accessory. It’s superior design also comes out ahead in terms of feel. The stiffness of the suspension ramps up slowly allowing the saddle to “float” within the full 33 mm of the post, isolating the rider from the imperfections of the road while providing an even and comfortable ride.
Shocktop Seatpost has soared passed their $20,000 goal on Kickstarter, raking in over $150,000 at the time this post was written. If you want to ride longer and more comfortably, you can save $90 off the MSRP by backing them today. Expect a smoother ride sometime in November of 2018.